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Health Science

Health Science, Healthcare Management

  • Major
  • Emphases (3)

Preparing you for careers in the health care industry.


The demand for well-educated health care managers and other allied health professionals is on the rise.

McPherson College’s Health Science program offers majors in Health Science and Healthcare Management for students interested in areas of movement science, allied health, public & community health, and healthcare management.

Students will have the opportunity to discover their career path through various field placements.



McPherson College is selecting twenty new Health Professions Scholars who will receive $25,000 annually in scholarships to be part of this groundbreaking program. Health Professions Scholars will commit to participating in the development of signature outreach programs with McPherson Hospital and the community and will be guaranteed one internship per year.

Career paths

Epidemiologist and medical service manager are just a few of the many career paths you can pursue with the Health Science and Healthcare Management majors.


Six of the top twenty fastest growing occupations are careers in health science.


  • Health Science

    The Health Science major is ideal for students interested in pursuing health care careers in a variety of settings. The major offers three additional areas of emphasis for students interested in movement science, allied health, and public & community health.

  • Healthcare Management

    A major in Healthcare Management prepares students for a career in planning, directing, or coordinating medical and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, public health agencies, or similar organizations.

Program Emphases

  • These emphases in the Health Science major help to broaden your scope of expertise and career preparation:

  • Movement Science

  • Allied Health

  • Public & Community Health

Featured Stories

Health Science student Brandt Johnson
Natalia Salto health science
  • "The Health Science program let me discover many aspects of the health care industry.”

    Brandt Johnson '24, Health Science major

    Brandt's experience through the courses in the local hospital introduced him to his future career path in X-ray radiology.

  • "This scholarship and the program made McPherson College the best choice for me.”

    Natalia Salto '24, Health Science major

    Natalia is among the first students to receive the Health Science Scholar award - a scholarship of $25,000 offered to top students in the new Health Science program.

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Career Paths

The Health Science and Healthcare Management majors can lead to a career as a:

Athletic Training
Occupational Therapy
Recreational Therapy
Clinical Research
Community Health Educator
Health Policy Analyst
Medical and Health Services Manager
Human Resources Specialist
Medical Sales Representative

Featured Stories

health science faculty panel
  • Meet the faculty.

    Health Science Professors, Zoom Discussion

    Hear from the directors of the Health Science and Career programs discuss these new majors and the unique real-world experiences that students receive through collaborations with the McPherson Hospital and area healthcare providers.